Stephen M VincentAttorney at State 48 Law
- Divorce, Family Law, Appeals & Appellate ...
Stephen Vincent is a founding member and attorney at State 48. Stephen has a passion for the law and teaching. He has combined those loves as the head of new client intake and head of legal education programs. He also is the firm’s main researcher and works on all appellate cases.
Stephen Vincent, Attorney, is a lifelong writer who uses this skill to explain clearly and memorably a client’s case to judges. A native of St. George, Utah, Stephen attended Arizona State University for law school where he interned for the Goldwater Institute and worked as a Justice Court mediator. After law school, Stephen worked for a year at the Washington County (Utah) Attorney’s Office. While there, he drafted county ordinances, assisted in homicide prosecutions, and headed up a major project to protect the county’s access to federal lands.
Before law school, Stephen worked as a sportswriter in Utah. He has also taught writing and communication courses at Southern Utah University and Dixie State University. Because of his background as a professional writer and writing instructor, Stephen is the ideal person to tell your story. Stephen loves sports and spending time with his 24 nieces and nephews.
- Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
- Family Law
- Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
- Appeals & Appellate
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Family - Arbitration/Mediation
- Credit Cards Accepted
- State Bar of Arizona
- Client Intake Attorney and Appellate Attorney
- State 48 Law
- - Current
- Senior Attorney
- Best Law Firm
- Special Deputy County Attorney
- Washington County (Utah) Attorney's Office
- Arizona State University
- J.D. (2013) | Law
- Honors: Four-time Pedrick Scholar (Dean's List) CALI Award in Arizona Media Law
- Southern Utah University
- M.A. (2008) | Communication
- Brigham Young University
- B.A. (2004) | Communications (Print Journalism). Minor: English
- Rising Star
- Super Lawyers
- Top Family Law Lawyers in Scottsdale
- Firm Award
- State Bar of Arizona  # 030779
- Q. What can my son do if his sons ‘baby momma’ is calling herself a surrogate and offering to give him full custody for$
- A: He has two options: Get her to agree to assign custody to him or take the matter to Court. Absent her agreement, he's going to have to go to Court. He should also put himself on the Putative Father Registry ASAP so that she can't adopt out the child without his consent. He can also file a Petition to Establish with the Court even though the child is not yet born. This will help expedite establishing his parental rights.
- Q. If I am seeking Temporary custody for my grandchild in HI, I live in AZ, both parents give permission, is court needed?
- A: Technically, that should probably be asked of an attorney in Hawaii because, likely, Hawaii is the only state that can determine custody of your grandchild. I will say, in Arizona, a Power of Attorney assigning rights to you for up to six months is valid. But even with its validity, you may run into difficulties enrolling the child in school or taking the child to the doctor simply because it's unusual.
- Q. Can My attorney garnish my wages
- A: She can. But she will have to sue you first and get a judgment. And then she can garnish your wages or put a lien on your property. I don't agree with her threatening to garnish your wages, but on the other hand, you wouldn't eat at a restaurant and then skip out on the bill. So why would you be allowed to do the same to your attorney? I'd recommend you call her and work something out. This seems like something that should be resolved without court intervention.
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